Friday, June 7, 2019

Jamaica moving to legalize obeah, a practice banned for centuries

Lawmakers yesterday blocked a proposed increase in fines for persons practicing obeah; this amid revelations that plans are afoot to legalize the practice in Jamaica.

Obeah has been illegal here for centuries, but it is still widely practiced, and law enforcers often turn a blind eye to obeah practitioners.

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, in the House of Representatives yesterday, June 4, expressed surprise that the Obeah Act still exists.  Read more >>